Gift ideas for someone who lost their house?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Wow, I’m glad that she’s okay.  I couldn’t imagine what she’s going through right now.  If I were in her shoes, I think I would prefer something to take my mind off of things.  Insurance would cover a lot of the practical items already (I’m assuming that she has insurance).  A nice meal out with a caring friend would be much more memorable if I were in that situation.

Post # 4
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d definitely lean towards practical – either a BBB giftcard or even one to Target. With a store like Target, she could spend it on something frivolous or she could buy groceries.

ETA: Actually, I second the meal-out idea (assuming/praying she does have insurance).

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@aquarius_91:  It depends on the situation.  If she is alright financially (i.e. insurance is taking care of it), a nice meal or spa treatment could be really nice.  If she is having trouble financially (delays in payment, insurance not covered, etc), then I would think something practical would be best.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would probably do some practical – a gift card to Macy’s, BBB, Crate and Barrel, etc.  She can decide if she wants to spend it on something frivilous in those stores, anyway.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@aquarius_91:  Does she have a new place now? Or is she staying in a hotel or with a family member?

I think I’d get her something she could enjoy. I’m sure she’d feel bad using a gift card towards something frivilous, I know I would. Maybe do the gift basket like you said with the gift cards and maybe a hair straightener (or curler or whatever she typically uses) and I like the taking her out to dinner idea.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aquarius_91:  anything…if you have nothing you will apprciate anything given to you. Food gift cards area alawys nice i love them for bdays and xmas, (she dont have a kitchen to cook in) its winter…a nice glove/scarf/hat set is always nice (if you know a style she would really like) i would stay away from a Home Depot gift card or things like “fixing” a house store… BBB is nice beasue there is so many options. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@aquarius_91:  if you do the hat/scarf idea maybe make it into a little basket, with a coffie shop gift card or something just a little extra 🙂 and also get a nice halmark card with “it was nice working with you, i wish you well in life…” something personal so she would may want to hold on to it 🙂 

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